Thank you for attending the first edition of the MFC Virtual Conference – “Social Finance Vibe 2021: Pandemic Reboot”

The 23rd MFC Annual Conference – our first-ever fully virtual networking event – was a perfect opportunity for social finance professionals to network, share ideas, learn from an impressive line-up of guests, and lay the groundwork for successful future partnerships. Powered by the latest technology and our team of skilled facilitators, our digital village kept participants engaged for three days of virtual sessions, peer networking, exhibitions, and meeting familiar faces from the pre-Covid era.

Conference highlights

In 2021, we embraced the theme “Social Finance Vibe: Pandemic Reboot” actively tackling topics related to digitalization, green microfinance, and effectively overcoming the pandemic crisis.

Here’s what participants experienced:

  • The Plenary featured headline debates on key trends and burning issues facing social finance.
  • The Partner’s stage allowed attendees to browse the booths of conference sponsors as well as those of other investors, IT providers, consultancy, and practitioner firms. Participants had the opportunity to drop by demo sessions, Q&A sessions, group huddles, or have individual meetings with potential new collaborators.
  • The Session offered regional roundtables, networking meetings, and in-depth “meet the expert” sessions on topics surrounding green transitioning, digitalization, crowdfunding, regulation, social enterprise sector development, and more.
  • The Networking Area welcomed participants for one-on-one engagement in a relaxed setting. Attendees could grab their tea or coffee and connect with social finance allies from across the world.

#SFV2021 Sessions recordings

Trends & Covid

Conference Opening and Welcome Address

Tim Ogden and his Keynote Speech

Inclusive Finance and the Pandemic

Preparing for the Next Crisis Coffee Chat with CGAP Experts

Social Finance Continuum

Microfinance in a Time of COVID What did We Learn?

The Undervalued Key to MFI Success People Power

How Social Ventures Adapted to CoViD 19

Client Focus

Scale of Outcomes for Housing Microfinance

Saving for Rainy and Sunny Days: saving groups

Small Farms in Ukraine and their Access to Agricultural Finance

Supporting the Businesses of the Future


Digital and Personal - Mikra, Bosnia

Automation of SME Lending in Noviti

KMF Digitalisation Pathway

Digitalisation Key Trends in Microfinance

Strengthening Clients' Digital Business Skills

Meet the leaders in digitalisation

Microinvest and Digital Marketing

Digital Payments in Alter Modus, Montenegro

Digitalisation in Mikrofin, Bosnia

Meet the leaders in green microfinance

Partner, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Crystal, Georgia

Adie, France

HUMO, Tajikistan

Green Inclusive Finance, an opportunity for European and CA FSPs

Green for Growth Fund

Meet the leaders: new business models

Our Business Transformation - FINCA Armenia

MF and Equity Products: Crystal, Georgia

Microfinance and future developments

Conference Partners and Sponsors

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